Costa Rica and the N.C. Research Campus are signing an education cooperation agreement that will allow training opportunities for Costa Rican scientists in Kannapolis.
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Three military veterans will begin earning their master’s degrees at UNC Charlotte aided by substantial awards provided by the University’s Graduate School.
Established in 2015, the Stanley M. Zedalis Military Affiliated Student Scholarship is an annual grant of $500 designed to support a military affiliated student enrolled at UNCSA while honoring the service of a disabled veteran of the US Armed Forces. One scholarship will be awarded each year, for five years, to a graduate, undergraduate or high school student who meets the eligibility requirements and is selected as the award recipient by the UNCSA Military Affiliated Student Task Force. You can register for the scholarship using this link. The application submission deadline is May 15,2015.
With more than 600 Life-Science companies, North Carolina is known for its biotechnology industry. Some see opportunity for expansion by pairing life science with national defense — known as biodefense. Business North Carolina gathered a panel of biotech and biodefense leaders, including UNC-GA’s Kathie Sidner and Chris Brown, to discuss ways to attract more projects and funding from the U.S. Department of Defense.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced funding today in the total grant amount of $3.8 million for 14 Veteran Business Outreach Centers (VBOCs). The funding will enable each VBOC to counsel, train, and provide assistance, comprehensive business assessment and mentoring to veteran and service-disabled veteran entrepreneurs, in addition to Reserve Component, National Guard and transitioning service members interested in starting or expanding a small business.
A $5 million grant from the U.S. Air Force will fund a research team led by North Carolina A&T State University that will develop control systems for a new dimension in battlefield strategy: large teams of unmanned vehicles.The vision is to manage future battlefields with autonomous vehicles working together in the air, on the ground and/or underwater. The vehicles could be controlled remotely by human operators or they could maneuver autonomously in complex environments.In addition,the team will develop an education and outreach program to bring the team’s work to the classroom and to foster public awareness.